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Motorcycle Equipment Recall - Vega XTS Motorcycle Helmet

NHTSA Campaign ID:  12E056000
Component:  Equipment
Manufacturer:  Vega Helmet Corporation
Recall Date: 12/20/2012
Potential Number of Units Affected: 30,546
Defect Summary:
Vega Helmet Corporation (Vega) is recalling certain motorcycle helmets, model XTS, sizes L, XL, and XXL manufactured from May 2011 through October 2012. The helmets fail to conform to the impact attenuation requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 218, "Motorcycle Helmets."
Consequence Summary:
By wearing a noncompliant helmet, the user may not be adequately protected in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of personal injury.
Corrective Summary:
Vega will notify dealers and post public notices about the recall. Any noncompliant helmet will be replaced, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin during late January 2013. Owners may contact Vega at 1-425-656-0683.

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